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Biography

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell

Biography: literary; Lexicography; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A biography of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature. [more]

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A Life in Letters

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A Life in Letters

Anton Chekhov

Biography: general; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, the author wrote over 4,500 letters... [more]

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Selected Poems and Letters

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Selected Poems and Letters

Arthur Rimbaud

Diaries, letters & journals; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A phenomenonally precocious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and... [more]

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Peter Abelard, Abbess of the Paraclete Heloise

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; Christianity; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. This title follows the... [more]

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Biography: general; Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Offers an account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. This autobiography of addiction hauntingly... [more]

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection

Samuel Pepys

Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great... [more]

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The Autobiography and Other Writings

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The Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended... [more]

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American Notes

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American Notes

Charles Dickens

Biography: historical, political & military; Classic travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there - curious about the... [more]

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The Journals of Captain Cook

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The Journals of Captain Cook

James Cook

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Geographical discovery & exploration

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Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle... [more]

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The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

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The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: general; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely fresh translation, revealing his religious struggles, his... [more]

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Dialogues and Letters

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Dialogues and Letters

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Biography: general; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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A selection of dialogues and letters from one of the most influential masters of Latin prose. This text includes Consolation... [more]

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Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is

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Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is

Friedrich Nietzsche

Biography: general; History of Western philosophy; Psychological theory & schools of thought; Popular psychology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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An autobiography completed days before Nietzsche's mental collapse and in every way his last testament. It is a summary of... [more]

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Selected Letters

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Selected Letters

Cicero

Biography: general

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Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gathers his selected correspondence, in which he... [more]

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The History of Alexander

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The History of Alexander

Quintus Curtius Rufus

Biography: historical, political & military; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the... [more]

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The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

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The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

of Avila Saint Teresa

Biography: general; Christianity; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Born in the Castilian town of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one.... [more]

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The Makers of Rome

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The Makers of Rome

Plutarch

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents nine biographies that illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen,... [more]

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The Confessions

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The Confessions

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Argues against the inequality the author believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. This title features the first fifty-three... [more]

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London Journal 1762-1763

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London Journal 1762-1763

James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull

Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Places & peoples: pictorial works; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at 22, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London from 1762 to 1763. This journal... [more]

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Hashish

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Hashish

Henry de Monfreid

Biography: general; True crime; Maritime history; Travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Henri de Monfried is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of... [more]

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Lives of the Artists

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Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari

Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: general; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Through character sketches and anecdotes the author depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to... [more]

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Pliny the Younger

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents the author's personal letters that address a range of topics, from an account of his uncle's death in the eruption... [more]

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So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

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So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne...

Jane Campion, John Keats

Diaries, letters & journals; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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John Keats died aged just twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written,... [more]

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki

Murasaki Shikibu

Autobiography: general; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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This is the diary of Lady Murasaki, the Japanese prose writer. It describes the Heian court at its apogee and offers an intimate... [more]

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The Life of Charlotte Bronte

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The Life of Charlotte Bronte

Elizabeth Gaskell

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: literary; Literary essays; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Biography

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A biography of Charlotte that recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her isolated childhood, through her years as a writer... [more]

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Autobiography

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Autobiography

John Robson, John Stuart Mill

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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An autobiography of John Stuart Mill (1806-73). This title describes the pressures placed on him by his childhood, the mental... [more]

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